So I'm a long time PC user but had a Mac a few years ago as well. I'm not familiar with any of the newer models and have been looking closely at the mac pro as a new purchase. Can someone help me understand the differences from what I have in my PC compared to the Mac line of dual processors so I know what I should buy based on my needs? Here's my current, home built PC: P4 2.6ghz overclocked to 3ghz 2gb PC3200 RAM WinXP home Nvidia Geforce 6800 I mainly do alot of Photoshop work with RAW images and jpegs from my Nikon D70. I also do video editing on Premiere Elements from my mini-dv camcorder. I do some gaming as well (mainly first person shooters). The Mac Pro is nice, and I could probably afford it, but is it overkill for my needs? I also have the luxury of waiting as my PC is currently working just fine. Ideally, I'd like to ditch the PC altogether, or keep it as a second computer, but have WinXP on a Mac via boot camp. An iMac is out of the question. And I understand the mini is underpowered graphically for games. If I went with that, I'd keep my PC and not dual boot. So my question is, how does my current PC stack up against a 1.66ghz core duo mini with 2gb of RAM for everything besides gaming? How does it stack up against a Mac Pro (I know the Mac pro will kill it, but by how much?) How do I put the differences in perspective? Thanks for reading and helping me understand.